RACQ Travel Partners

Why travel with APT?

Throughout Australia and New Zealand, APT operates an extensive range of luxury, escorted tours to handpicked destinations. Accompanied by expert tour directors, drivers and local guides, an APT tour provides an effortless overview, as well as fascinating local insights into select destinations. Personalised service, unique accommodation, memorable dining experiences, optional excursions and the all-inclusive nature of each tour are the hallmarks of what makes an APT holiday so special.

APT operations extend around the world, in destinations as diverse as Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, India, South America and the USA. They also offer a great choice of touring styles including ocean and river cruising, coach travel, rail travel, 4WD adventures, air safaris and short breaks. The discerning travellers who choose APT do so for the unparalleled holiday experience they deliver. From the moment of booking an APT holiday to the return journey home, APT prides themselves on providing exceptional service and standards every time, throughout every APT holiday.

After being named the Best River Cruise Operator and once again, Best Tour Operator at the 2015 NTIA Awards, there’s no better time to book your unforgettable holiday with Australia’s leading cruise and tour operator.

Why travel with Travelmarvel?

Travelmarvel offers flexible and inclusive itineraries, a dedicated Travelmarvel Tour Director available at all times on every cruise, as well as expert local guides who bring to life the local culture during exciting and fascinating shore excursions.

Travelmarvel experiences offer premium and exciting holidays and truly exceptional value. Each and every journey represents a fantastic immersion into fascinating destinations as diverse as Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, India, South America, Western Australia and the USA.

Every Travelmarvel holiday is also designed with guest’s enjoyment in mind. Cruises and tours provide the perfect balance of inclusions and free time, so while they’ll take guest to the must-see sights and the hidden gems, they’ll never feel rushed. Guests will also enjoy the freedom and flexibility to explore more of each destination in their own time.
The premium cruise and tour company also prides itself on their stress-free, seamless travel. From the moment guests book, Travelmarvel looks after every detail. They are with you from start to finish, so all guests need to do is sit back, relax and soak up the fun atmosphere.

What’s more, their prices cover everything, including: airport and hotel transfers; gratuities; excursions; most meals; selected beverages; sightseeing; entrance fees; port charges; porterage; and much more.

Why travel with Outback Aussie Tours?

Outback and wilderness touring specialists Outback Aussie Tours are the genuine article. Born and bred in the bush, owners Alan and Sue Smith love the Outback and share a passion for its strong sense of community and freedom. As a Savannah Guide Master Operator, they work closely with researchers, national parks and communities in the development of expert tour commentaries, a major highlight of an Outback Aussie Tour. Guests appreciate the personalised service of the onboard tour hosts and enjoy tucking into the delicious home-baked ‘smokos.’

Outback Aussie Tours operate multiple coach and rail tour packages from Brisbane, Longreach and Cairns to some truly special destinations including Longreach and Winton; Birdsville; Channel Country; Gulf Savannah; Corner Country; Cape York and Torres Strait. Guests travel aboard customised vehicles designed for their comfort and the Outback terrain, and stay in private en suite accommodation.

Exclusive dining experiences in spectacular locations are a testament to Outback Aussie Tours strong local connections. Based in Longreach, this multi-award winning operator is a true pioneer of Outback Queensland tourism and has been welcoming guests to their home for 29 years.

Why travel with Great Southern Rail?

You haven’t seen the Outback like this. The Ghan and Indian Pacific take you on a journey beyond expectations, immersing you in the Australian Outback and the unbridled beauty and rugged exterior of the Australia’s centre.

The Ghan and Indian Pacific will take you to some of Australia’s greatest Outback destinations in the comfort and style of Platinum and Gold Service.  As you journey beyond the city limits, unpack once in your private cabin or sit back and relax in the onboard lounges with all-inclusive premium beverages. Discover the tastes of Australia with restaurant-quality dining, featuring native flavours and regionalised menus. Sample barramundi in the Top End or enjoy South Australian boutique cheeses as your journey across the south.

Explore more of the captivating, beautiful and remote destinations that The Ghan and Indian Pacific travels through on the included Off Train Excursions. On The Ghan, cruise the ancient Nitmiluk Gorge and upgrade to a camel trek tour in the MacDonnell Ranges. On the Indian Pacific, sip on Australia’s renowned Shiraz in the Barossa and uncover the gems of the mining towns; Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill.

Regardless of your destination, ignite your sense of adventure and savour the luxury of the journey with The Ghan and Indian Pacific.

Why travel with Collette?

Collette was established 1918 and is the world’s 2nd oldest tour operator, offering over 180 escorted tours across all seven continents. Explore the world on a ‘classic’ style tour with 44 guests maximum, or sample a regional experience with our small group range; Explorations, with just 24 guests per tour. Alternatively, join one of our Spotlight tours; a single hotel city stay. Whichever style you choose we offer a fully inclusive four star plus experience with short stays of 5-8 days or extended touring up to three weeks. Many are regional tours that are well-paced to incorporate 2-3 night stays ensuring our guests have time to relax as well as seeing all the highlights.

From the beauty and history of Europe, to the landscapes and cities of North America to the wilds of Africa, from the iconic sights of South America to the culture, people and cuisine of Asia let Collette take care of you on your next touring holiday.

Travelling with Collette means:
  • An inclusive luxury experience
  • Exceptional Tour Managers
  • Perfectly located 4-4.5 star hotels
  • Less extra on-tour costs
  • Local dining experiences – included lunches and dinners taken in local restaurants
  • Incredible value for money
  • Culturally immersive excursions


Why travel with Princess Cruises?

Public spaces on Princess ships are designed to feel intimate, even on the largest vessels, and feature contemporary decor, allowing passengers to enjoy themselves in an informal, relaxed on board atmosphere that mirrors today's lifestyles

The fleet: 

  • Caribbean Princess (2004)
  • Crown Princess (2006)
  • Diamond Princess (2004)
  • Emerald Princess (2007)
  • Golden Princess (2001)
  • Grand Princess (1998)
  • Ruby Princess (2008)
  • Sapphire Princess (2004)
  • Star Princess (2002)
  • Coral Princess (2003)
  • Dawn Princess (1997)
  • Island Princess (2003)
  • Sea Princess (1998)
  • Sun Princess (1995)
  • Pacific Princess (1999)
  • Ocean Princess (1999)

Why travel with P&O Cruises?

So many destinations to choose from. 
You can depart from your doorstep and visit exotic destinations in one carefree holiday.
There’s a range of cruises departing from Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle, Fremantle and Auckland to the exotic Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Asia.
There’s no flying, no hotels, no unpacking and repacking, simply board your cruise and let P&O Cruises do the rest. 

The fleet

  • Pacific Dawn – cruise from your doorstep to the Pacific islands, New Zealand and north Queensland, or join us on a short break.
  • Pacific Jewel – sailing year round from Sydney to the Pacific islands, Tasmania, New Zealand and along Australia’s north coast. 
  • Pacific Pearl – cruises to and from Sydney and Auckland to Tasmania, the Pacific islands and New Zealand.
  • Pacific Sun – cruises from Fremantle, Newcastle, Brisbane and Sydney to the Pacific Islands, North Queensland, New Zealand and along Australia’s west coast on her way to Asia.
  • Pacific Aria - cruises to a range of destinations including the South Pacific, Queensland coast and Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Tasmania and Victoria.
  • Pacific Eden - cruises to locations including Fremantle and the West Australian Coast, Singapore, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Cairns and Papua New Guinea

Why travel with Grand Pacific Tours?

New Zealand coach holiday specialist offering a range of all inclusive, value for money tours, a selection of itineraries to suit all budgets and interests are available with over 200 guaranteed departures per year.

They offer a professional and personalised service and take care of it all, meaning you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.

All Tours include airfares, taxes, hotel accommodation, most meals, sightseeing & attractions.

Choose from five styles of touring

  • Affordable Coach Holidays: Unbeatable value for money, ideal tours for the budget or time conscious traveller, travel by modern coach and stay in Quality Hotel Accommodation (3 - 3.5 star)
  • Luxury Escorted ToursRelaxed pace featuring more 2 night stays, travel by modern 48 seater coach with a Tour Guide accompanying, stay in Superior Hotel Accommodation (4 star)
  • Ultimate Small Group Tours: Travel aboard the state of the art Ultimate Coach in a small group of 20, every aspect of your holiday is personal. Stay in Premium Hotel Accommodation (4.5 – 5 star), be treated as a VIP and enjoy a number of exclusive extras
  • Cruise & Luxury Coach Tours: Combine a Cruise on the sophisticated Celebrity Solstice (5 star ship) with a Luxury Coach Tour of New Zealand, stay in Superior Hotel Accommodation (4 star)
  • Special Interest Tours: Travel by modern 48 seater coach. Includes Solo Traveller Tours, Festive Season Tours, Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow, Lawn Bowls Tour, Garden Tour

TasVacations has been Tasmania’s travel company for more than 20 years. We have supplied the best quality and value holidays to Tasmania for more than 400,000 Australians. Our specialty is self-drive experiences of Tasmania that cover all or just some of our island State.

Why travel with TasVacations?

  • Our office and consultants are based in Tasmania’s capital Hobart – we are the local experts
  • TasVacations offers the biggest range of experiences, accommodation options and car hire options available and we have the local knowledge to back this up
  • TasVacations offers RACQ members guaranteed value on all Tasmania holidays with at least a 5% saving over anything else in the market
  • Seasonal savings and special offers are available at most times of the year
  • If you need assistance whilst traveling in Tasmania we are here to help
  • Every holiday sold comes complete with travel maps and helpful tips to get the most out of your holiday

Why travel with AAT Kings?

For a stress-free holiday with no detailed planning required on your behalf, experience an AAT Kings Guided Holiday. At AAT Kings we strive to deliver the very best that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. With this in mind, our Guided Holidays are incredibly convenient and all you need to do is jump on, sit back and relax and let someone else do all the driving. As well as our Signature Guided Holidays, we have a range of touring options including our flexible Short Breaks with your choice of accommodation and sightseeing day tours. We even offer small group experiences - choose from immersive boutique style Inspiring Journeys or our fun and affordable Aussie Adventures.

We also pride ourselves on having the friendliest, happiest and most experienced Travel Directors and Driver Guides in Australia. They’ll tell fascinating stories and offer insights that will bring each destination visited to life. Our team will provide advice, recommendations, directions and reveal ‘Hidden Gems’ you simply couldn’t experience if travelling on your own. Our number one goal, every day, is to share our home with our guests, to bring Australia and New Zealand to life.

Why travel with Kirra Tours?

Kirra Tours are The New Zealand Specialists, with over 47 years’ experience specialising in coach touring and designing tailor-made holiday packages.

We take pride in our product and service to ensure that you experience the very best that New Zealand has to offer. We dedicate time to research the best options so our clients get the ideal mix of cultural, historical and natural scenery that makes New Zealand such a unique destination.

We offer a comprehensive range of travel experiences, from coach touring, motor-home holidays, car rentals, accommodation, sightseeing, guided walks & adventures, golf packages and ski holidays. We’re passionate about our country and our people, and feel incredibly privileged to be able to offer you such a wide range of unique and amazing New Zealand holiday options.

Why travel with MSC Cruises?

MSC Cruises offer year round cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and seasonal cruising in Northern Europe, Arabian Peninsula, South Africa, South America, Cuba and West Indies. Our fleet of 12 luxury ships offer comfort and style along with award winning entertainment and authentic Mediterranean & International cuisine.

The experience pricing caters to each of our clients’ needs, from those who enjoy comfort and flexibility to the exclusive travellers discovering MSC Yacht Club with butler service and exclusive facilities & inclusions. Take advantage of our flexible multi-porting or enjoy the best of Europe cruising with our back to back discounts or free transfers.

In 2017, MSC Cruises will welcome 2 more ships to our fleet, MSC Meraviglia and MSC Seaside. Both featuring state-of-the-art technology and a whole new layout and design.

Why travel with Chimu Adventures?

Chimu Adventures is an Australian owned travel specialist. Last year we sent over 4,000 people to Latin America & Antarctica. We specialise in personalised, tailor-made itineraries to Latin America, and in our Latin America plus Antarctica brochure you’ll find some of our most popular itineraries. But this is just the tip of the iceberg! Chimu Adventures is also the largest Antarctica wholesaler in Australia. While we don’t have our own ships, we work with 19 expedition ships which means we can offer unbiased expert advice on the best cruise to suit your clients.

Our destination specialists have all travelled extensively throughout or lived in Latin America, so they have first-hand experience in the regions we operate in and can assist with designing the perfect itinerary. When it comes to Latin America and Antarctica – we’ve got it covered!

Why travel with Albatross Travel?

Albatross European tours have been designed specifically for you – the Australian traveller. As fellow Australians they understand that you want more from an escorted tour than a few hurried, all-too-brief visits and long drives on a coach.

Enjoy longer stays 
On an Albatross tour you’ll enjoy two, three, four and even five night stays in each captivating city or region. Albatross Tours’ longer stays ensure you have more quality leisure time to relax and savour the superb places we visit.

Small group sizes for a more personal experience
Albatross Tours’ small group sizes ensures you will enjoy a high level of personal service from their experienced tour managers and extra space on their full size, first class coaches, plus swifter, priority access to all attractions and special events. Simply put, everything is much more personal.

It’s all included with Albatross Tours

Albatross tours are genuinely inclusive and always include all of those special excursions and visits, sightseeing tours and feature dinners which makes it far easier for you to budget your holiday. Albatross even include end-of-tour tips to your tour manager and driver.

Travel with the European Tour Experts
Celebrating 20 years of European touring in 2015, Albatross Tours offers a unique range of tried and tested tours exploring Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia and Turkey. 



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